Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 23.05.19

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50 Year Apollo Moonlanding

Apollo 10 Dress Rehearsal / Generalprobe mit Apollo 10

The Full Dress Rehearsal – Astronotes

Apollo 10 was the mission that almost made it to the Moon. Designed as the full dress rehearsal for Apollo 11, the lunar module “Snoopy” approached to just under 15 km from the Moon’s surface with astronauts Thomas Stafford and Eugene Cernan aboard.

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Mission control ’saves science‘

Every minute, ESA’s Earth observation satellites gather dozens of gigabytes of data about our planet – enough information to fill the pages on a 100-metre long bookshelf. Flying in low-Earth orbits, these spacecraft are continuously taking the pulse of our planet, but it’s teams on the ground at ESA’s Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, that keep these explorers afloat.

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Images Beresheet Impact Site

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has successfully imaged the impact site of the Beresheet lander, which made a really good run at performing the first privately funded Moon landing on 11 April, but crashed after the failure of its main engine.

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Parachute Development a Challenge for Commercial Crew

An incident involving a test of parachutes for one commercial crew vehicle has heightened awareness of the challenges involved in developing those systems.

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Will NASA’s Rush to Land Astronauts on the Moon Get Us to Mars Any Faster?

A mission to the moon may be a good „steppingstone“ for sending humans to Mars, but will NASA’s new push to put humans on the moon in 2024 will help get the agency to Mars by the 2030s?

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NASA’s Predecisional Notional Plan For The #Moon2024 Thing

NASA’s full Artemis plan revealed: 37 launches and a lunar outpost, Ars Technica „Last week, an updated plan that demonstrated a human landing in 2024, annual sorties to the lunar surface thereafter, and the beginning of a Moon base by 2028, began circulating within the agency. A graphic, shown below, provides information about each of the major launches needed to construct a small Lunar Gateway, stage elements of a lunar lander there, fly crews to the Moon and back, and conduct refueling missions.“

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 29.03.18


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China’s Tiangong-1 space lab will likely fall to Earth between March 30 and April 2, according to the latest prediction by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Space Debris Office in Darmstadt, Germany.
China’s first prototype space station, Tiangong-1, will come crashing back to Earth between March 30 and April 3, give or take a few days, experts say. Here’s a primer on the space lab and its mission.
  The reentry of China’s Tiangong-1’s is being closely monitored by The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Orbital and Debris Reentry Studies (CORDS). Currently, the space station is predicted to reenter Earth’s atmosphere around April 1, 2018, plus or minus 4 days. However, due to the…
Tiangong-1, China’s first space lab, launched in September 2011 and will fall to Earth in 2018 between March 30 and April 2. See photos and images of Tiangong-1’s mission in our full gallery here.
Zu Ostern werden wohl mehrere Feuerbälle die Erde treffen – die Reste der kaputten chinesischen Raumstation Tiangong-1. Eine Weltkarte zeigt, wo das Einschlagrisiko am höchsten ist.
China’s out-of-control Tiangong-1 space lab didn’t just host visiting astronauts. The craft was also outfitted with scientific payloads, such as Earth-observation instrumentation and space environment detectors.
China’s defunct Tiangong-1 space station is careening through low-Earth orbit right now. When it crashes, and if you happen upon a mangled bit of it, please don’t touch it.
It still appears somewhat surreal to me, but it looks like it’s happening again: in June 2018 – if everything goes to plan – I will leave for my second mission in space. Like the first one, it should last around six months, but this time I am asked to serve as commander of the International…
Alexander Gerst wird der erste deutsche Kommandant auf der Raumstation. Den Einsatz übt er im Sternenstädtchen bei Moskau. Ein Besuch vor dem Start in den Himmel.
Wenn alles wie geplant klappt und Alexander Gerst am 6. Juni zu seiner zweiten ISS Mission startet, sind es jetzt noch genau 50 Wochentage bis dahin. (Ich hab die Feiertage zwischendurch einfach ma…
Reden wir über das Essen. Über die Vielfalt, die uns zur Verfügung steht – von Fleisch bis Gemüse, ist alles im Supermarkt oder auf dem Markt zu bekommen. Doch wie sieht das eigentlich im Weltraum aus? Was essen Astronauten wie Alexander Gerst, wenn er im Juni wieder zur Internationalen…
The White House sees a value in preserving and protecting the Apollo moon landing sites for historic, cultural and scientific objectives, but has qualms about hindering commercial initiatives or negotiating international treaties to do so, a new report finds.